Machining Processes

Additive Manufacturing

Leveraging the technology of the future, today

In additive manufacturing, 3D objects are created by adding material layer by layer. Our additive manufacturing experts at Hartwig can help you evaluate whether incorporating this technology is the right move for your business...and if you’re already in full series production, we can help you maximize your investment.
Business Case Evaluations

OEMs and other tiered suppliers are beginning to adopt additive manufacturing technology for its clear benefits—the ability to produce highly complex parts while reducing waste being just one. But does additive make sense for your operation? Our experts can help you analyze your situation and make the right determination, so you can stay both fiscally prudent and on the leading edge of technology.

Secondary Machining 

Most additive manufactured parts require additional machining once they have been printed. These processes can include simply freeing the part from the base plate or other functions such as tapping, hole drilling, and polished finishes, to name a few. We can help you leverage your existing equipment to perform these operations, recommend the proper equipment to add to your shop (EDM and band saw technology are common), or connect you with a quality Hartwig-approved partner who can perform the necessary secondary machining on your parts.

Application Engineering

Hartwig represents machines from EOS, one of the first pioneers of industrial 3D printing. A unique feature of EOS machines is they are open source, meaning that you are not restricted to EOS-manufactured materials for use in your process. We bring you access to experts at both Hartwig and EOS to select (and even produce) the perfect material for your application and optimize your machine to make your parts using it. 

SLS and DLMS 

Our full line of EOS machines feature a broad range of capabilities, including SLS and DLMS. 

SLS (selective laser sintering) uses a high-powered laser to fuse particles together, layer by layer to create a 3D object .This process uses highly engineered Plastic Polymers to help manufacture a range of industry applications.

During DLMS (direct metal laser sintering), a thin metal layer of powder is spread uniformly on the building plate with an automated roller. The high powered lasers sinter the metal powder layer by layer. The powder bed is maintained at an elevated temperature so that the metal powder is at an optimum temperature for the sintering.

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